Saturday, February 17, 2018

Which God--The Reprise

I always see these memes that say the country went into the shitter when we 'took God out of the schools,' Ostensibly, this means that if we put God back into the schools, everything will be all right.

Problem is, which God should we put back? The God of the Abrahamic faiths? (Christianity, Judaism, Islam),  The Hindu pantheon? The myriad of gods of the Buddhist and Shinto faiths?  The various gods of different tribal groups in Africa and South American jungles? Let's go old school and bring back the ancient Greek and Roman gods. Maybe go up North and check out the Norse deities. Or, what the hell, we're in the United States, let's go with the God of American Exceptionalism. 

Why don't we just bring them all back and let the kids pick and choose. And while we're at it, if we have to bring back gods, we also give the assorted devil's, demons and denizens of the underworld equal access.

  We can't just go with ONE God. What about the kids who don't believe in him, her, it, whatever? We can't let them be left out.

Inclusiveness is the order of the day.

And what about the weird kid who worships the blob of gum stuck to his shoe, Wrig-Lee? Doesn't his choice of savior warrant some attention?

  I don't get it, someone enlighten me on which God should go back into the public schools to put the kiddies back on to the straight and narrow, so they won't be wanting to kill each other with the crap-ton of guns we have in this country. #JustSayin

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